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David Korn practices in the area of labor and employment. He represents private employers, insurance companies and governmental entities in all facets of labor and employment law throughout the Gulf South, with particular emphasis in Texas and Louisiana.

Mr. Korn serves as lead trial counsel in cases brought under federal and state employment law statutes. He has handled issues brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act as well as discrimination claims and tort-based breach of contract claims asserted under state laws. He has also resolved over 100 claims through alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.

At the administrative level, Mr. Korn has represented employers who are faced with charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program, the National Labor Relations Board, the Texas Commission on Human Rights, the Louisiana Commission on Human Rights and the Department of Labor. He regularly gives training seminars and presentations on how employers can prevent charges from being filed and how to defend against them when they are received.

Mr. Korn is also an active speaker on a wide range of employment law topics, has served as an adjunct professor to Tulane University Law School and the University of New Orleans and been honored to serve as a guest lecturer through the Fulbright Program teaching students in an international forum about how cases are litigated in the United States.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%

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Phelps Dunbar

Canal Place
365 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA, 70130-6534


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200008/17/2016
LAEligible to practice law199208/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top Lawyers in New OrleansNew Orleans MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits CommitteeMemberN/A
Defense Research Institute, Employment Law SubcommitteeMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
National Association of College and University AttorneysMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Media Law Resource CenterMLRC 50-State Survey 2006: Employment Libel and Privacy Law (Responsible for the State of Louisiana)2006
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionEmployment Discrimination Law, Third Edition, 1998 Supplement1998
New Orleans City Business NewspaperHow the Family and Medical Leave Act Affects Group Medical Benefits1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Tulane UniversityPhilosophy, MusicBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fulbright International Summer InstituteFrom Law School to Lawyer: An Overview of the United States Judicial System and a Practicum on Litigating a Trial2006
Legal Insurance Issues SeminarEmployment Practices Issues2005
Jefferson Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarThe Ten Commandments of Employment Law2005
National Association of Appellate Court AttorneysManagement Issues for Supervisors: Troublesome employees and the Potential Legal Issues that Might Arise from Sanctioning Them2004
Louisiana Employment Law Update SeminarOverlap of ADA, FMLA and Workers' Compensation When Dealing with Absences of Ill, Injured and Disabled Employees2002
Advanced Issues in Employment LawAdvanced Issues in Employment Law2001
Retaliation Law UpdateRetaliation Law Update1999
Fundamental Issues in Louisiana Human Resources LawFundamental Issues in Louisiana Human Resources Law1999